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Engineers Ice Springfield, 10-5

By Jonathan Shingles
Team Member

On Saturday, Nov. 5, the men's hockey team traveled to Springfield College to play its first league game. With a short squad, MIT was unsure of the game's prospects, but in the end a sound 105 victory was the outcome.

MIT dominated the game after the first intermission. At the end of the first period MIT was down 20. However, 46 seconds into the second period Lloyd Johnston G scored, with assists from Matt Yurkewych '98 and Tetsu Inada '97.

One minute later Yurkewych scored his first goal of the game, assisted by Steven Schlueter '96 and Jonathan Shingles '96. At 2:25 into the period, Yurkewych scored again, on an unassisted short-handed goal, to place MIT up by one. After Springfield tied the game at 33, Inada scored an unassisted goal at 5:11 to regain the lead for MIT.

At 6:49 Shingles scored his first of the game, assisted by Inada, on a breakaway power-play goal. The beating continued as captain Rob Souza '95 put away his first, assisted by Shingles. At 19:35, Inada scored his second, on assists from Shingles and Yurkewych.

The third period saw more domination by the Engineers as Inada completed the hat trick on assists from Shingles and Yurkewych. At 9:02 Shingles notched his second on an assist from Yurkewych. Finally to close out MIT scoring, Schlueter scored on assists from Johnston and Dave Spielvogel '95.

The outcome of the game was in little doubt after the first intermission. The front trio of Inada, Yurkewych, and Shingles humiliated the Springfield defense as they accounted for eight of the 10 MIT goals. In the nets captain John Simmons '95 played solidly for the Engineers, holding Springfield to four goals through the halfway point of the third period.

Goaltender Chuck Yoo '97 finished the game only allowing one goal. Despite the short squad of only 13 players, MIT played exceptionally hard and its efforts paid off.